For those of you not wishing to undertake the grueling climb to the summit but still wishing to experience some of the natural beauty on offer in Kilimanjaro National Park, this trip is for you. You will be picked up from your hotel in Moshi and transferred to the Marangu Gate of the National Park (approx. 30-40 min drive). For the day trip you will effectively be doing the first day of the total climb- through the lush rainforest ecosystem. From the Marangu gate, accompanied by your professional mountain guide, you will hike to the Mandara Huts, at an altitude of 2700m. You will stop here for lunch and then take a short walk to view the Maundi crater, from where you can see the view of both the Mawenzi peak and Kibo peak (the summit).
This hike, suitable for anyone of average fitness, takes approximately 3 hours each way. You will have plenty of time to stop and take in the variety of fauna and flora found in the national park, including the Black and White colobus monkey and the Kilimanjaro passion flower, unique to the ecosystem of Kilimanjaro. Following your hike you will return to the gate at Marangu and be transferred back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha.(arrive in approximately 5pm).
Included: Professional mountain guide, park entrance fees, lunch, water, transport to and from the gate of the national park. What you need to bring: comfortable walking shoes (hiking boots not necessary), lightweight rain jacket, sun hat and sunscreen. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions- we’re happy to help out!